Spain's Financial Crisis Sends Actors Into Homes

The World

Laura Llimona and Jose Baron, two of the actors in the Theater in Apartments company, performing, as they do, in a private home. Audiences are small, but the actors still earning a living - by passing a hat after shows. They're finding early support among a citizenry strapped for cash - and mad at the government for levying a heavy new tax on ordinary theater tickets.

Actors and artists in Spain have been having a hard time lately. The bad economy and new taxes have deterred Spaniards from spending on culture. Many theaters are closing. In Barcelona a small group of actors may have found a way to survive. The World's Gerry Hadden explains.